Yes, I haven’t been around a lot. Quite frankly the pain has been so bad that even the Morphine hasn’t been controlling it. This is not fun.
But I’m going to drive myself to do stuff. Whether I do things or not, I’m still in pain. Even if my concentration isn’t 100%, I’m still capable of shooting down politicians (but then some of them make it soooo easy).
I aim to write something every day. No matter what.
I really should try to keep up with my email. Jetpack, the WordPress stats add-on sent me an email with a report on what I did in 2011, and I only noticed it today. It had some interesting statistics. Enjoy.
To start off I’d like to make a sad announcement. Sam, my Beagle Dog, the handsome little guy who I’m holding in the picture above, who I’ve referred to as my “Editor in Chief” (he sat beside me when I wrote every article for the last four years) died in June. He was chasing a rabbit, and it cut across a road. Sam didn’t look.
He is greatly missed by the family, and by his pack mate Rose..
OK, I messed up. When I originally set up Weblit Canada, there were a lot of things that I didn’t know about Drupal, the content management system that I chose.
Drupal is a powerful, flexible, option filled piece of software. In fact it’s got options on it’s options. To a new user, well, this can be confusing. Very confusing.
So I thought I had the books module enabled. After all, it gave ‘Books’ to me as an option under ‘Create Content’ so that seemed like a reasonable assumption. Except the module wasn’t enabled, so rather than publishing the chapters of a book, I was publishing separate books… When I figured out that I had a problem, I went back, and after fighting with the menus, finally got ‘Books’ enabled.
Then I uploaded everything again, this time as a book. But I left the original where it was, because I’d tweeted the original locations, and had the links in a blog post. Later, when I did go back to delete it, I found out that I could have linked it to the book I had created…
Gotta love learning curves. Still I now know 200% more about Drupal than I did a week ago, and I’m starting to see some really neat things that could be done with it.
Oh, and there’s now a full six chapters of my novel Book of Honor – Book 1 – Urbema up for anyone who wants to read it. And come to think of it, I’ve got to start chasing after a cover illustration!